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Jolly Holidays: 15 Free Knit and Crochet Gifts and Holiday Projects
Create one of these striped holiday scarves for yourself or the whole set for your family. These easy to crochet scarves are festive for the holiday season, but understated enough to wear all year long.
Greet your host or hostess this year with a festive and useful Christmas crochet pattern like this Holiday Spirits Bottle Bag from Red Heart Yarn. This is an excellent Christmas gift to make because it's one that you can be sure whoever receives it will be able to use again. It's also great practice for crocheters, especially if you love to make pom poms. Nothing will look warmer on the holiday table than this thoughtful crochet bottle bag.
Give your home that warm welcome feel with this Home for the Holidays Afghan. Made to look like a woven blanket, this crocheted afghan is perfect for snuggling up with on Christmas morning. You could also whip up this blanket as a gift for a loved one or use it for an evening spent snuggling with the one you love. By combining crochet and weaving skills, you can create an afghan reminiscent of blankets you may have found at your grandma's house. Perfect for adapting to suit other color combinations as well, this afghan is the perfect way to enjoy the cooler winter months ahead.
When it comes to crochet patterns, slippers are a classic. You can make a pair for anyone - male or female, young or old. Everyone gets cold and needs a little bit of comfort, and these crocheted slippers really do the trick.
Learn how to transform plastic bags into an adorable little purse. Great for thrifty crafters, this tutorial on How to Make a Purse from Plastic Bags will help you work your way through that stash of plastic bags taking up space in your closet. These little bags are very durable and would make wonderful favors for a birthday party or bridal shower. You can use it to tote money or makeup, and since they're made with plastic bags, they're somewhat waterproof as well.
If you're looking for simple sewn gifts to give to friends and family members during the holiday season, consider creating your own comfy blankets. Learn how to make a Quick and Easy Ultra Cuddle Blanket that's perfect for the cold winter months.
Make your own toys this year! Pattern this Huggable Happy Colors Penguin from Red Heart Yarn after your favorite color scheme for a personalized gift that is perfect for holidays or any day! This also makes a silly stocking stuffer for kids and adults. This amigurumi pattern is a great way to use up some leftover yarn that you have lying around...and don't be afraid to mix and match different colors to create your own unique crocheted penguin! Kids are sure to love him regardless of what color he is!
Dress your baby as Santa Claus for Christmas this year with our jolly crocheted Santa outfit. These free crochet patterns include a hat and jacket to make your child look just like Saint Nick himself! This is an adorable project for little girls and boys alike...and it would be perfect for the family Christmas photo that you do every year. Great for beginners and advanced crocheters alike, this cute crochet set is a fun way to spend a snowy weekend inside. Want to make it more feminine friendly? Add a cute little bow on the hat or use soft pink yarn rather than red.
Free crochet basket patterns are here. In fact, this Lightweight Square Basket Pattern is right around the corner (get it?). These crochet basket patterns are just what you need when you're waiting around for the next activity of the day to begin. This Lightweight Square Basket Pattern will keep you busy anywhere from sporting events to the line at the DMV. This little basket is easy to take with you wherever you go to help you flex your crocheting muscles.
This adorable crochet project is perfect for the holiday season. Lily the Christmas Elf will put a smile on everyone's face with colorful yarn and a cute elf outfit. Give this free crochet pattern a try for a great Christmas project for you or a friend. This sweet little elf makes a wonderful stocking stuffer and is perfect for hiding in the Christmas tree come Christmas morning. Great for kids of all ages, this crocheted elf is here to make your holidays merry and bright.